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Classical Jordan including

Jerusalem's Historic Sites

  • UK
  • Amman
  • Petra
  • Wadi Rum
  • The Dead Sea
  • Jerusalem
  • Tel Aviv
  • UK

3 NIGHTS from £869pp

Tour Highlights
  • Enjoy the stunning historic sights of Jerusalem
  • Explore the dazzling rock formations and ancient rock-cut tombs of Petra and Little Petra
  • Visit the historic Citadel and Blue Mosque in Amman's historic centre
  • Wander the preserved Roman ruins of Jerash
  • Discover the imposing, hilltop castle of Al Karak
  • Journey on a Jeep safari through the dramatic desert dunes of Wadi Rum
  • Enjoy a day at leisure in the Dead Sea region

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Jerusalem's Historic Sites

Enjoy 2 nights in Jerusalem, including a full-day tour of the city's historic sites, followed by a night in Tel Aviv.

Tour Itinerary

UK to Amman

Depart London on your scheduled direct flight to Amman where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.


A morning tour of Amman's historic downtown area takes in the cultural artefacts of the Archaeological and Folklore Museums and the hilltop ruins of the Citadel which sits on the highest hill in Amman, about 850m above sea level. Occupied since the Bronze Age, it is surrounded by a vast 1700m metre long wall which has been re-built numerous times throughout the Bronze and Iron Ages, as well as the Roman, Byzantine and Umayyad periods. Two of the Citadel's most fascinating sights are the Umayyad Palace, renowned for its distinctive domed entrance known as the chamber, and the towering columns of the Temple of Hercules, believed to be the most significant structure in the historic Amman Citadel. Continue on to the ancient city of Jerash, one of the ten great Roman cities of the Decapolis League with a history of an unbroken chain of human occupation dating back more than 6,500 years. Hidden for centuries in sand, the city offers a wealth of wellpreserved Roman ruins. Witness its long-standing theatres, paved and colonnaded streets, soaring hilltop temples, and spacious public squares and plazas before returning to your hotel in Amman.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Amman to Petra

This morning, set out for the city of Madaba, famous for its 6th century map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land, as well as its spectacular Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics, some of which are vibrantly colourful.Travel onward to Mount Nebo, renowned as the biblical city where Moses having led his people from Sinai, stood on the edge of a ridge overlooking the dead sea, and was granted a view of the 'Promised Land' that he would never enter. It is also said that he died and was buried here. In the basilica that marks the spot, beautiful mosaics portray rustic scenes which are as varied with colour as the day they were laid. From here, journey south to explore Al Karak's imposing 12th century crusader's castle, built on a triangular plateau and an impressive example of the Crusaders' architectural military genius before continuing to Petra for your overnight stay.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today's exploration of the awe-inspiring Nabatean Red Rose city of Petra starts with a dramatic entry through a long, narrow gorge flanked by soaring cliffs. This unique city, one of the 7 New Wonders of the World and a UNESCO Heritage site, was carved into the sheer rock face by the Nabataeans, an industrious Arab people, who turned it into an important junction for the silk, spice and other trade routes that linked China, India and southern Arabia with Syria, Greece, Egypt and Rome. Colossal red mountains and vast tombs of a departed race which are such a far reach from modern civilization, are often considered as one of the greatest wonders ever wrought by Man and Nature. Pass dazzling rock formations before the final turn opens up to a view of the iconic 2,000-year-old facade of the treasury. Believed to be a royal tomb, the impressive rock-hewn site may be recognised from the film 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade'. Continuing deeper into this fascinating ancient city, you'll have a full day to explore its elaborate, tombs, temples, sacrificial altars and Roman-style theatres.

  • Breakfast & Dinner
Petra to Wadi Rum

After breakfast, visit Al Beidha, known as 'Little Petra' for the similarity of its rock-cut tombs and structures. Witness centuries-old dining halls, washrooms, fountains and rooms skilfully hewn into stone. Next, travel further south to the undulating desert dunes of Wadi Rum where you'll embark on a scenic jeep safari. Described by T.E Lawrence as 'vast, echoing and godlike', the locals refer to the untamed sea of red sand as the 'Valley of the Moon'. In a land where the sun beams over imposing rock formations, breath-taking crimson mountains and carpets of untouched sand dunes, soak in awe-inspiring vistas in this otherworldly territory. In the midst of this ethereal kingdom, enjoy a unique overnight stay in an authentic desert camp.

  • Breakfast & Dinner
Wadi Rum to the Dead Sea

Transfer from Wadi Rum to the Dead Sea and spend the rest of your day at leisure, providing the perfect opportunity for relaxation. Alternatively, take a trip to the shores of the iconic Dead Sea in the Jordan Rift Valley. Submerged at a dramatic 400 metres below sea level, the lowest point on the face of the earth, this vast stretch of water is 304 metres deep and is renowned as the deepest hypersaline lake in the world; by the time the waters reach the Dead Sea, they are land-locked, resulting in evaporation which leaves behind a dense cocktail of salts and minerals. A fascinating phenomenon occurs here where you can float on the salty waters and also cover yourself in its rejuvenating black mud, making for

  • Breakfast & Dinner
Amman to Jerusalem

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Tel Aviv in Israel, where you will then travel by car to Jerusalem. Upon arrival check in to your hotel.

  • Breakfast

Today you will embark on a mini-tour of Jerusalem's major historic sites. Following the tour, the rest of your day is left free for you to explore more of Jerusalem at your own pace.

  • Breakfast
Jerusalem to Tel Aviv

Following breakfast transfer back to Tel Aviv for your final night in Israel.

  • Breakfast
Tel Aviv to the UK

After breakfast, depart your hotel for the airport where you'll board your return flight to the UK via Amman.

  • Breakfast

Important Information


A visa is required for your trip to Jordan. For UK Nationals, the Jordanian Government has waived visa fees for travellers staying a minimum of two consecutive nights. Our representative in Jordan will apply for this visa on your behalf, therefore, please ensure that you have sent a copy of your passport page to our team at least 60 days prior to departure. Failure to receive this in the given time will mean that we are unable to apply for a visa on your behalf, and you will need to obtain your own visa. You can get a single-entry visa valid for 1 month on arrival at the airports or the Sheikh Hussein/North Border crossing at the Jordan/Israel border. Further advice should be sought from the applicable tourist authority for other nationalities and for general queries. We strongly advise you check your destinations' Tourist Board or Embassy for the most up-to-date guidelines regarding passport validity.
Evidence of a previous visit to Israel like an Israeli entry/exit stamp in your passport does not normally cause any difficulties when entering Jordan. It is, however, for the Jordanian authorities to determine the right of entry into the country. If you have any concerns, you should contact the Consulate of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in London.

You don't need a visa to enter Israel as a tourist. On entry, visitors are granted leave to enter for a period of up to 3 months. As you are entering via Ben Gurion airport, you will be given an entry card instead of an entry stamp in your passport. While this practice is in place at other ports of entry, there have been instances where passports have been stamped for entry purposes. You should keep your entry card with your passport until you leave. Further advice should be sought from the applicable tourist authority for other nationalities and for general queries. We strongly advise you check your destinations' Tourist Board or Embassy for the most up-to-date guidelines regarding passport validity.


We strongly recommend that you and all members of your party are suitably insured as soon as you book your holiday. It is a condition of booking that you must have suitable travel insurance. It is important that you purchase travel insurance that suitably covers your participation in whatever activities you may undertake at the time that you make your booking. To assist you with this, we have arranged travel insurance in partnership with Holiday Extras. To arrange your travel insurance with Holiday Extras, please call 0800 781 4237 and quote 'WK830' for preferential rates. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24-hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Holidays will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.


If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of £250pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

Flight Information

Your flight is to Amman International Airport with Royal Jordanian Airlines (RJ), departing from London Heathrow Terminal 3. Please note that final flight details will be confirmed on your e-ticket and final documentation which will be sent to you approximately 10 days before departure.
Each passenger is entitled to 23kg of hold luggage plus 1 item of hand luggage not exceeding 23cm x 41cm x 51cm in size and 7kg in weight. Weight restrictions will be finalized on your E-ticket receipt. Should you wish to take additional luggage you will need to pay extra at check-in. Check-in should be at least 3 hours before departure.
If you wish to arrange airport car parking or accommodation at preferential rates, we recommend you book this in advance with Holiday Extras on 0871 360 2000, quoting HX313.

Health and Vaccinations

It is your responsibility to check any health and vaccination requirements applicable to your booked arrangements. We can only provide general information about this. Health and hygiene facilities and disease risks vary from country to country. You should take health advice about your own needs as early as possible and in good time before your departure. Sources of information include;,,, your General Practitioner or a specialist clinic.

Physical Accessibility

This tour is accessible to most people with an average level of fitness and normal mobility. It involves moderate days of walking on uneven paths and small hills and getting on and off coaches. This tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

Group Size

The minimum number of travellers in your group will be 10, and the maximum will be 40. If in the unlikely event there are less than 10 people booked on your tour date, we will endeavour to reduce any disruption to your holiday and try to operate your tour with lower passenger numbers. If we are not able to operate your departure date, then you may be asked to change to a different date and a full refund will be made available to you should this alternative not be suitable.

Tour Guide

This is a partly escorted tour. A tour guide will be with the group from days 2-5. For day 6 and 7 during your time at leisure, you will not have your tour guide with the group. During transfers, an English-Speaking Driver Guide will assist the group.

Currency Information

The currency in Israel is the Israel Shekel. Currencies such as Pound Sterling, US Dollars, Euro and other major currencies can be exchanged in Israel. ATMs and exchange facilities are available. We advise that you request bank notes in smaller denominations, as it can sometimes be hard to get change from large notes and smaller notes are handy for smaller purchases.

Personal Expenses

You will need to take money with you to cover any personal purchases such as souvenirs, laundry and extra drinks and snacks. Approximately £200-£300 per person will be sufficient for the duration of the tour. Tipping is common practice in Jordan and it is customary to tip your driver £1.50 and guide around £3.00 per day and the airport representative £1.50. Tips for the driver and guide can be given at the end of the tour for your convenience. Tips can be given in any currency you have.

Tour Dates & Prices

Depart UKArrive UKExtension PriceTour PriceTotal PriceBook Now
2020 DATES
06 Oct 202016 Oct 2020£869£1479£2348Book Now
20 Oct 202030 Oct 2020£869£1479£2348Book Now
03 Nov 202013 Nov 2020£869£1369£2238Book Now
24 Nov 202004 Dec 2020£869£1299£2168Book Now
01 Dec 202011 Dec 2020£869£1279£2148Book Now
2021 DATES
20 Jan 202130 Jan 2021£949£1249£2198Book Now
24 Feb 202106 Mar 2021£949£1429£2378Book Now
17 Mar 202127 Mar 2021£949£1429£2378Book Now
14 Apr 202124 Apr 2021£949£1429£2378Book Now
21 Apr 202101 May 2021£949£1429£2378Book Now
05 May 202115 May 2021£949£1579£2528Book Now
19 May 202129 May 2021£949£1579£2528Book Now
09 Jun 202119 Jun 2021£949£1549£2498Book Now
11 Aug 202121 Aug 2021£949£1599£2548Book Now
01 Sep 202111 Sep 2021£949£1599£2548Book Now
08 Sep 202118 Sep 2021£949£1569£2518Book Now
29 Sep 202109 Oct 2021£949£1569£2518Book Now
06 Oct 202116 Oct 2021£949£1549£2498Book Now
13 Oct 202123 Oct 2021£949£1549£2498Book Now
20 Oct 202130 Oct 2021£949£1549£2498Book Now
03 Nov 202113 Nov 2021£949£1489£2438Book Now
24 Nov 202104 Dec 2021£949£1449£2398Book Now
01 Dec 202111 Dec 2021£949£1399£2348Book Now
2022 DATES
19 Jan 202229 Jan 2022£949£1249£2198Book Now
23 Feb 202205 Mar 2022£949£1429£2378Book Now
16 Mar 202226 Mar 2022£949£1429£2378Book Now
20 Apr 202230 Apr 2022£949£1429£2378Book Now
27 Apr 202207 May 2022£949£1429£2378Book Now
04 May 202214 May 2022£949£1579£2528Book Now
18 May 202228 May 2022£949£1579£2528Book Now
08 Jun 202218 Jun 2022£949£1549£2498Book Now
10 Aug 202220 Aug 2022£949£1599£2548Book Now
31 Aug 202210 Sep 2022£949£1599£2548Book Now
07 Sep 202217 Sep 2022£949£1569£2518Book Now
28 Sep 202208 Oct 2022£949£1569£2518Book Now
05 Oct 202215 Oct 2022£949£1549£2498Book Now
12 Oct 202222 Oct 2022£949£1549£2498Book Now
19 Oct 202229 Oct 2022£949£1549£2498Book Now
02 Nov 202212 Nov 2022£949£1489£2438Book Now
23 Nov 202203 Dec 2022£949£1449£2398Book Now
30 Nov 202210 Dec 2022£949£1399£2348Book Now

Included in the Price

  • Fully Escorted Tour with local English Speaking Guides throughout
  • Scheduled Flights from the UK.
  • All internal travel including air-conditioned/heated transportation.
  • Accommodation, meals as specified and entry fees to all sights.
  • All airport taxes and security charges.

Additional Expenses

  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Tips
  • Any meals not specified in your itinerary
Itinerary changes:

Our intention is to adhere to the day-to-day itinerary as printed; however, the order of events and sightseeing may vary according to local conditions or for operational purposes. For this reason, we have indicated approximate times only. Your local guide will inform you of any schedule changes as they are informed of them. Some road construction and/or weather conditions may lengthen the driving times.

From 5th February 2019 onwards:

Please note from and including this departure date, there will be an English-speaking tour guide from days 2-5, for days 6 & 7 during leisure time the tour guide will not be with the group.

18/02/20 & 17/03/20 departures:

Please note, for these two departure dates, in Amman your 2-night stay will be at the Gerasa Hotel. A finalised hotel list will be sent to you with your ticketing package.

What to expect

Fact File

Jordanian Dinar

Average Flying time

5 hours

Min/Max temperature

12 °C / 35 °C

Spoken languages


When to go

Weather can vary quite considerably throughout the year, so please familiarise yourself with the climate charts below.



What to pack
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun hat
  • Waterproof lightweight jacket
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Lightweight clothing
  • Swimwear
  • Camera
  • Towel
  • Long-sleeved tops & long trousers/skirts for visiting religious sites
  • Binoculars
  • Personal first aid kit
Customer Rating:
L Godfrey
21st Mar 2019

In Jordan the tour guide was very helpful and friendly also spoke English well. The Hotels were good but one the Hotel Sulaf was not very welcoming and slow. There was a mix up in Jerusalem over which hotel as it was different to the one stated on our itinerary. The tour of The Old City was on the wrong day it should have been on a Wednesday when the weather was good, it was rearranged to the Thursday after. Much difficulty in communicating with the tour operator. The weather was terrible on the Thursday, then we had to go back to the airport and we missed our time in Tel Aviv. The Jordan arrangements were excellent but Israel arrangements were disappointing. As for the Israel extension we found it quite stressful for the things that went wrong. We have traveled with Mercury many times and not experienced problems like this.

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